What’s a Binnacle?

2012-03-21T18:34:01+00:00

A binnacle is the housing for a ship’s compass.  The idea behind a binnacle is to counter the magnetic deviation caused by the ship being made of iron so that the compass can point to magnetic north.  Metals that were used to construct binnacles were required to be non-ferrous (containing no iron) such [...]

What’s a Binnacle? 2012-03-21T18:34:01+00:00